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Houston Cosmetic Dentist Serving Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Pearland, & Nearby Areas of Texas

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November 29, 2011
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Whitening teeth is a very popular way to enhance one's smile.  There seems to so many different bleaching solutions on the market today making it difficult for the consumers to discern which is best. NiteWhite & DayWhite Take-home whitening formulas with Amorphous Calcium Phosphate.--> Take-... Read More
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
November 24, 2011
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For those who have TMJ pain, there are usually several treatment options that can be used to help. I am usually surprised by how many patients we see who were told they would have to live with this type of pain.  The new technologies allow us to treat TMJ or TMD even more predictably than before.... Read More
Category: TMJ
November 14, 2011
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Utilizing high tech dental techniques has allowed for dental implants to be functional and cosmetic as well.  The photo below shows a single tooth that has been replaced by an implant.  The white piece is a custom abutment made by Atlantis, that is computer generated to the same size and shape as... Read More
November 09, 2011
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There are four basic ways to whiten teeth: 1) Porcelain veneers 2) In-office whitening 3) Professional Trays for home whitening 4) Over the counter products So how white is white enough?  It is interesting that CNN reported awhile back with this saying:   Remember that old adage, "You can never be... Read More
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
October 31, 2011
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There are many artistic and creative ways that porcelain veneers can be used for cosmetic dentistry to change smiles.  Veneers can be for much more than just color changes. In the photos shown above, our patient was unhappy with the color and shape of her smile.  She complained of a "Bugs Bunny"... Read More
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
October 28, 2011
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Creating the optimal smile is not always about just placing porcelain veneers on teeth. Many patients  have bite problems that go untreated and is actually the reason that teeth break and are malpositioned in the first place. This case illustrates a patient referred by an endodonist for restorative... Read More
Category: TMJ, Cosmetic Dentistry
October 04, 2011
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  TMJ is in many cases a debilitating disease. Having TMJ often means that patients are living with headaches, neck and cervical pain, have difficulty with chewing, and sometimes very limited opening.  In addition, many of these patients have breathing issues which they are not aware of.  These... Read More
Category: TMJ
October 01, 2011
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Patients who have facial pain and neck pain see physical therapists and chiropractors to help them.  There are many wonderful and highly skilled physical therapists and chiropractors who truly help these chronic pain patients. In many cases, the missing link is that only the symptoms are being... Read More
Category: TMJ
September 22, 2011
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We have seen a large increase in patients who are experiencing dry mouth.  This is often a result of some medications that patients are taking.  Unfortunately, most people do not realize the detrimental affects that this has on their teeth from root decay, gum disease and even tooth loss, not to... Read More
Category: General Dentistry
September 19, 2011
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 We saw a patient last week who had jaw joint surgery  in 2004 and orthodontics (braces)  pre and post surgery. This patient was a lady who presented with a case that involved her front teeth starting to not touch, or what we call an anterior open bite.  To summarize a long story of 4 years in... Read More
Category: TMJ
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